70.66% Voter Turn Out In The Telangana Elections
Hyderabad, Dec 1: A voter turnout of 70.66 per cent was recorded in the polling for Telangana Assembly elections held on November 30, the Election Commission of India has said.
Among 33 districts, Yadadri Bhongir district recorded the highest turnout of 90.03 per cent while Hyderabad registered the lowest polling at 46.68 per cent.
63.94% Polling Turn Out At 5 PM
After the polling ended at 5 p.m., the turnout was estimated to be nearly 64 per cent. However, the number was revised as those standing in queues at polling stations at 5 p.m. were allowed to cast their votes. The process in some polling stations continued till 9 p.m.
The turnout has come down by about three per cent compared to 2018 elections. It was 73.74 per cent in the previous Assembly elections.
A little over 3.26 crore voters decided the political fortunes of 2,290 candidates in the polling held on Thursday.
Total number of voters in the state are 3,26,02,799 voters. They comprise 1,62,98,418 men, 1,63,01,705 women and 2,676 transgenders.
51.89% Polling Turn Out At 3 PM
With just two more hours left for polling, common people as well as celebrities lined up at the polling stations. With this, the polling percentage is gradually increasing.
Election officials announced that 51.89 percent polling has been recorded across the state by 3.00 p.m.. The highest polling was recorded in Medak district at 69.33 percent, while the lowest polling was recorded in Hyderabad at 31.17 percent.
36.68% Polling Turn Out At 1 PM
The Election Commission has announced that 36.68 Per Cent polling has been recorded till 1 p.m.
20.64 PER CENT POLLING RECORDED AT 11 AM
Earlier, 20.64 per cent polling was recorded till 1 pm.
Adilabad recorded the highest percentage of 30.35 percent, Hyderabad recorded only 12.39 percent.
Polling Underway In Hyderabad With High Voter Enthusiasm
Polling was underway amid tight security across Telangana to elect a new state legislative Assembly on Thursday.
Long queues were seen at some polling stations when the voting began at 7 a.m.
Despite the early morning chill, voters lined up to cast their votes in all 119 Assembly constituencies.
Technical snags in electronic voting machines were reported from a few places but authorities swiftly arranged alternate machines.
A little over 3.26 crore voters will decide the political fortunes of 2,290 candidates.
The Election Commission of India has made elaborate arrangements for polling at 35,655 polling stations spread across 33 districts.
Election authorities have arranged a total of 72,931 ballot units or EVMs. Of them 59,779 will be deployed at polling stations while the remaining will be kept in reserve for replacement.
A total of 2,290 candidates, including 221 women and one transgender, are in the fray.
Political Parties Tough Fight
BRS and Congress are locked in a tough battle for power in India’s youngest state. While BRS is aiming for a third consecutive term in power, Congress is confident of forming the first government in a state which it claims to have carved out.
BRS is contesting all 119 seats on its own. Congress has left one seat for its ally Communist Party of India (CPI).
BJP is the third major contestant in the fray and it may impact the outcome by cutting into anti-incumbency votes.
The BJP has fielded candidates in 111 constituencies and left the remaining eight for its ally Jana Sena Party (JSP) led by actor-politician Pawan Kalyan.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is contesting all the seats on its own. AIMIM, a friendly party of BRS, has fielded candidates in nine constituencies, all in Hyderabad. In the rest of the state, it has declared support to BRS.
Chief Minister and BRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao is contesting from Gajwel and Kamareddy constituencies. State Congress chief A. Revanth Reddy is contesting from Kamareddy and Kodangal.
The other prominent candidates include BRS working president IT minister K.T. Rama Rao (Sircilla), finance minister T. Harish Rao (Siddipet), Congress leader and former Indian cricket captain Mohammed Azharuddin (Jubilee Hills), Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka (Wyra), former TPCC president Uttam Kumar Reddy (Huzurnagar), BJP leader and former minister Eatala Rajender (Huzurabad and Gajwel), BJP General Secr
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